Clark Quinn

I was talking today with an organization that has mentoring as a very core feature of their culture, and it got me reflecting on the fantastic luck I’ve had in my career. Don is also a great role model for top-notch critical and innovative thinking. Jim Schuyler brought me back to the US, where he again mentored me on team leadership. I think increasingly we can and should be continually mentoring those we care about, and mutually mentoring each other.

3 Outcomes of Reverse Mentoring

Absorb LMS

While mentoring roles of the past were reserved for the most senior members of our society or the executive level of an organization, today’s mentors are present in every generation and in every role. Rather than relying strictly on a top-down approach to mentoring, organizations are exploring reverse mentoring to meet business needs. In the past, mentoring was a one-way street—from elder to younger.


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Blended Learning: How To Innovate Your Organization’s Training

Spark Your Interest

But, firstly, what are some benefits of blended learning, and how can it help you innovate the training in your organization? How To Best Use Blended Learning To Innovate Your Training. How could you innovate your one-day seminar?

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?


History is full of market leaders that became stagnant, failed to innovate, and were uprooted by new, disruptive business models. These titans of industry failed to innovate, which eventually led to their dwindle or demise. So, why is it so hard to innovate? One of the challenges is groupthink–like-minded individuals’ desire for harmony or conformity results in dysfunctional decision-making, clouding the ability to innovate or think outside the box.

The Time for Future-Ready Mentoring Is Now


In times like these, we often turn to tried and true practices that can help us navigate challenges, and that’s where the power of mentoring comes in. Chronus News Ideas from Industry Mentoring future-ready mentoring hybrid workplace

Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation


She said that’s why this is a critical time for mentoring as mentoring is all about “deep, intentional, relationships of care,” and the world needs more deep connections than ever. . How Chronus Supports Virtual Mentoring. That’s where virtual mentoring comes in.

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

I see it as two things: orgs need optimal execution just as the cost of entry: that’s where apprenticeship fits in, but they also need continual innovation. However, this isn’t new for mentors as well: they want their charges to do well, but the most they can do is influence the performer to the best of their ability.

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary


Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Mentoring drives recruitment of future talent.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

As you drive for change and innovation in your organization, attracting and retaining talent that represents various demographics to build your pipeline is increasingly critical to maintain a competitive edge. One such practice is to encourage and support reverse mentoring and incorporate it as a norm within your organizational culture. What is reverse mentoring? Implementing reverse mentoring is one of many opportunities for organizations with a multigenerational workforce.

Money Doesn’t Fuel Innovation and Transformation. Relationships Do. 

TLNT: Training and L&D

In a survey by The Conference Board, CEOs in the United States and around the world said digital transformation and innovation top their list of internal challenges.

How to find the right mentor for you


January is National Mentorship Month , which focuses attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for people and professionals. Finding a mentor.

The role of mentors in L&D programs


Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check. Innovation?

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women


Greater creativity, innovation, and decision-making. This is precisely the reason why mentoring circles, a modern form of group mentoring, is on the rise, quickly gaining popularity in organizations looking to tackle gender diversity head on. Why Mentoring Circles? Catalyst found 65 percent of women who have been mentored will go on to become mentors themselves, thus continuously refilling the mentor pool and perpetuating the positive mentorship cycle for women.

simpleshow receives Innovation Award Top 100


After receiving the well-known Communicator Award at the beginning of May, on June 28, simpleshow has been named one of the TOP 100 most innovative medium-sized companies. The TOP 100 trophy was ceremonially presented to us by none other than the renowned science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, who is a mentor of the competition, and the scientific director of the company comparison, Prof. The science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar is a mentor of TOP 100. And the laurels keep coming!

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring


In 2017, engagement will take center stage as the workforce asks for better employee development, benefits, and mentoring. The concept and realization of mentoring is vital from a young age to adulthood, ideally a partnership between higher education and the workplace, to prepare students and alumni to enter the workforce. The growing methods in mentoring accessibility and program formats provide immediate options for improved talent development. All it took was five seconds.

Be the mentor you wished you had with these 3 strategies


Avid readers like Bill Gates will most likely tell you that books are a precious mentor and an excellent way of seeking solutions for many problems. Read more: How many types of mentoring are there? What strategies should a mentor adopt?

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Technology Innovation recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration tools or games and simulations. After Paychex executives noticed a distinct lack of women in leadership roles at its organization, it launched a career mentoring program by matching women in leadership roles to high-potential women at the company.

How to be Innovative – 10 Top Tips

Rob Hubbard

Being innovative doesn’t mean that you have to come up with big radical new ideas all the time. Sometimes the very best learning innovations are quite simple and subtle or are just improvements or diversions from existing ideas. Having just won an award for innovation, we’d like to share our 10 top tips for innovative thinking with you…. Join a body such as the eLearning Network or ASTD where you can attend networking events and get yourself a mentor.

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Technology Innovation: Recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration tools or games and simulations. . Mentoring has always been important at Daimler Trucks North America. Chronus focused on setting goals for mentors and mentees to learn new skills and enhance their current skills.

Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills

Training Industry

Mentoring We need millennials for their innovation, passion and technology know-how. Mentoring gives young professionals the opportunity to talk candidly and learn from someone older and more experienced, in a relaxed environment. It's important to identify the soft skills that are lacking in each new hire in order to pair them with a mentor who has soft skills you want transferred to the new hire.

Innovative E-Learning Solution Providers in 2019

Use of IETMs for Navy Air Force Defence

By leveraging technology, the world is moving quickly towards adopting innovative methods in teaching. A language lab serves as digital mentor for students, enabling them to practice without depending on instructor for guidance. The post Innovative E-Learning Solution Providers in 2019 appeared first on Code and Pixels. Empowering Classrooms with Digital Technology.

Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

Kapp Notes

The Innovations in E-Learning Symposium is really a top notch conference, small, intimate but with great attendees and speakers and I really like how both industry old timers (like me) and Ph.D. It is better to have one “expert” avatar and another “motivational” avatar in a learning environment rather than having one combined “mentor” avatar. Once again, hats of to Chris St. John and the group for a wonderful conference at George Mason University.

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

The goal was to equip leaders to lead change by serving as teachers and mentors and to equip employees with the skills to support the GGP in their unique roles. LEAP was designed to develop a more agile, collaborative and innovative skill set in leaders. Tags: Learning In Practice Awards The post Excellence in Technology Innovation appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. LEARNING IN PRACTICE AWARDS 2016. . Intrepid Learning, Inc.

Transform  your way of thinking: Tap into different generations and reverse mentoring!

Learning Wire

The answer is to seek mentors within your organization. Mentors may be retiring employees or younger talent. Still, this does not have to be a problem: it can be the key to an unlimited wealth of best practices, including innovative ways to retain younger and older talent. Their skeptical outlook on work and their blasé or even informal relationship to authority make them functional and autonomous workers, who are looking for a competent leader who will mentor them.

How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

To do that they need a workforce that has the skills to solve customer problems by creating new and more innovative products and services. Where companies once achieved success by being efficient and effective, in the future success will be defined by companies that prioritize innovative thinking to meet customer needs. This is likely because creating an agile workforce and corporate culture with a continuous eye on innovation isn’t easy. Innovation on its own is not a skill.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown


She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. In a world that is diversifying so quickly, these organizations need to be innovative and flexible in order to resonate with the marketplace. The reality is diverse teams generate more innovative results and visibly diverse leadership attracts more diverse talent to an organization.

Establishing a Global Career: Mentors Share Their Insights


In a recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in global project management and cross-functional work with teams around the world. All three mentors agreed that their moves to international careers weren’t planned going into the start of their careers. There are so many rich positives of embracing diverse cultures, that can lead to creative, innovative contributions, if you’re willing to learn, build relationships and honor local cultural values”.

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off


In that short period of time, he acts as a Mentor, trying to get an understanding employees and providing a space for them to share ideas. It makes them want to stay in their jobs and helps make the company more efficient and innovative. Spending Time Mentoring Employees. At this early stage, new hires need solid mentors to put them at ease. What good is all of this great mentoring and coaching if it’s never applied?

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

Recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration toolsor games and simulations. The goal was to equip leaders to lead change by serving as teachers and mentors and to equip employees with the skills to support the GGP in their unique roles. LEAP was designed to develop a more agile, collaborative and innovative skill set in leaders.

Onboarding New Employees for Long-Term Success and Innovation

WalkMe Training Station

Here’s how the right strategy for onboarding new employees can help boost morale and promote innovation in your new employees, helping your company grow and reach its full potential: Enforce the Brand Identity and Company Vision. Provide a Mentor to Help Employees Acclimate and Grow. Establishing a mentor program when onboarding new employees can help them know that you are committed to their growth and are willing to do what you can to help them achieve it.



Before joining APPLY Synergies he was with Microsoft , where he was Director of Learning Strategy and Evangelism, a global business at Microsoft Corporation featuring innovative learning products that help individuals and organizations learn more and go further using Microsoft technologies.

8 Ways to Achieve eLearning Course Mentoring Excellence


But an eLearning course experience is never complete without an open-minded mentor who strives to change according to their learners’ needs. That’s why in this article we’ll demonstrate eight ways for you to achieve online course mentoring excellence. . Planning the course mentoring activities is crucial before the start of the eLearning training session. Do you have a co-mentor? The goal is to mentor the current course better than the previous one.

Mentoring Is a Two-Way Street at Ford

CLO Magazine

Ford’s leaders attribute their ability to weather recent economic turbulence in part to the company’s strong corporate culture where mentoring plays a key role in spreading values and breaking down silos that can disrupt innovation. While many companies have mentoring programs, Ford takes a different approach than most, said Gale Halsey, CLO and director learning and organization development at Ford headquarters. ERGs Mentor the Next Generation. Mentoring From Afar.

The leadership coaching revolution is here

CLO Magazine

Fifty-four percent reported the use of coaching and mentoring to increase in the next 12-18 months. Meanwhile, technology and innovation have transformed the professional coaching industry, making it easier for organizations to manage, measure and scale leadership coaching.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Although old-school generalists are still on the scene, I find that the most exciting innovation is coming from this new breed of learning technology specialists. Through a series of integrated apps, an organization can push continual learning to its internal and external sales people, as well as mentor, role play and leverage sales material in shoulder-to-shoulder selling. The explosion of vendors and specialized solutions is moving learning innovation in countless directions.

Not the learned, we need the Wise!


Wisdom to use their knowledge and experience, blend it with innovation and put it to the test of fire for a first time success. So we put the human touch, the experience and expertise of mentors to conceive the first of its kind integrated learning offering to the corporate as well as training organizations. Blog Cloud based Learning e-Learning LMS benefits of mentor Cloud collaborative learning e-learning talent management A wise old owl lived in an oak.

Innovation and Technology for Onboarding – Offer an Exciting Start

CD2 Learning

Onboarding paths can be structured to ensure that everyone receives the same information and coaching/mentoring opportunities. Today’s workforce expects the most innovative tools and technology. As we walked into the grocery store, my young niece let out a squeal, " supplies!" " There it was, a bright shiny display full of promise and fresh starts.

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus


Metrics have barely budged ( and in some cases regressed ) while great ideas and innovation continue to fall short of true potential. Achieving an Inclusive Workforce with Mentoring. One theme that has been gaining popularity is the notion that DIVERSITY + MENTORING = INCLUSION. Mentoring programs help employees feel a greater sense of belonging. Mentoring connections and relationships humanize the employee experience and foster a more inclusive work environment.

Develop an Innovative Culture for Gen Y

CLO Magazine

Without it you can stifle productivity and innovation.” He said he couldn’t recruit young Americans to the high-tech positions he needed and didn’t believe in outsourcing innovation. He also participates with the Qualcomm Innovation Network, an online program where all employees can submit ideas which are peer-reviewed and used to create new business processes, technologies and products.

Creative Thinking Skills for Business Leaders


If you only stick to ideas that are possible or what you’ve seen done before, you’ll never discover tremendously successful and innovative ideas. How might a mentor solve this problem? Creativity and Innovation.